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December 09, 2012
SPACEWAR
USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions
Washington DC (AFNS) Dec 10, 2012
Purchasing core elements used to launch 28 rockets into space for National Security Space missions is the focus of negotiations between the Air Force and United Launch Alliance to establish a requirements contract, according to Defense Under Secretary Frank Kendall. The plan is to procure 36 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle cores over a five-year period, beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, according to a memo from Kendall to Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. Kendall is the under secretary ... read more
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MOON DAILY

To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars
Two former top NASA officials unveiled plans Thursday to sell manned flights to the moon by the end of the decade, in an announcement 40 years after the last human set foot there. ... more
SPACEWAR

Air Force Space Command's roots traced back to the 1940s
The reasons for Air Force Space Command's activation lay in events and decisions that date back nearly four decades, but the command's missions can be traced back even farther, to the post-World War ... more
IRON AND ICE

What is Creating Gullies on Vesta?
In a preliminary analysis of images from NASA's Dawn mission, scientists have spotted intriguing gullies that sculpt the walls of geologically young craters on the giant asteroid Vesta. Led by ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Russia Set to Launch Telecoms Satellite for Gazprom
A Proton-M carrier rocket will lift off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Saturday to orbit a Yamal class telecoms satellite for Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), a telecommunications arm o ... more


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Secrets of universe revealed thanks to AF research complex
Looking skyward, scientists worldwide now know the universe's size, composition, approximate age and rate of expansion, thanks in part to "essential" data derived from a time-sensitive test conducte ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

X-ray vision can reveal the moment of birth of violent supernovae
A team of astronomers led by the University of Leicester has uncovered new evidence that suggests that X-ray detectors in space could be the first to witness new supernovae that signal the death of ... more
TECH SPACE

Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft
The amount of space junk floating around the Earth grows every year, and increasingly can pose risks to spacecraft orbiting the planet. In the United States, NASA's Orbital Debris Program (ODP ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

SPACE TRAVEL

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?
Space exploration in the future is linked to the creation of habitable bases on the moon. This opinion was expressed by head of Russia's leading research institute of the country's space agency Genn ... more
TECH SPACE

Elbit Systems to Provide Space Camera for the Italian OPTSAT 3000 Observation Satellite
Elbit Systems reports that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop, was awarded a contract from Israel Aerospace Industries ("IAI") to provide a space camera for the Italian O ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes. Ohio State University researchers previously demonstrated another unlikely tool, when they ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Galaxy-wide echoes from the past
Many galaxies have a giant black hole at their centre that causes the gas around it to glow. However, in the case of green bean galaxies, the entire galaxy is glowing, not just the centre. These new ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Geminid Meteor Shower Coming on December 13-14
If it's clear late Thursday night, December 13th, 2012, keep a lookout high overhead for the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower. "The Geminids are usually one of the two best meteor showers ... more
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Oceans arrived early to Earth

America votes

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

STATION NEWS

Khrunichev Completes Nauka Space Station Module
Russia's Khrunichev space company has completed assembly of the Nauka ("Science") multirole laboratory module for the International Space Station, Khrunichev said on Friday. The module will no ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

The Bubble Nebula, observed with the new One Degree Imager Camera
Just in time for the holidays, a spectacular image of the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) demonstrates the potential of the new camera known as the One Degree Imager, or ODI, that is being commissioned at ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Wide Binary Stars: Long-Distance Stellar Relationships
Using computer simulations, scientists from Hawaii and Finland have figured out how wide binary stars-two stars that orbit each other at a distance up to a light-year-form. Our Sun is a single sta ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars

Safe Driving on Mars


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Civil Space 2013 Symposium

Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

SPACEMART

TRT Turk Selects SES To Reach Audiences In Sub-Saharan Africa
SES has announced that Turkish public broadcaster, Turkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), has selected SES to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa. TRT will use capacity on SES-5 located a ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals
NASA suffers from a "mismatch" between its goals and the budget it has been given to achieve them, according to a panel that said the US space agency may need a complete overhaul. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Six degrees of inclination
Stay in a tilted bed for weeks with your head at the lower end and your body starts to change as if it were ageing prematurely or living in space. Twelve volunteers in ESA's bedrest study are enduri ... more
GPS NEWS

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join Glonass, Russia's global positioning system. "This system has the capability to p ... more
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  • SPACE SCOPES

    Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe

    EARTH OBSERVATION

    NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Crowdsourcing the cosmos: Astronomers welcome all to identify star clusters in Andromeda galaxy

    SPACE SCOPES

    Herschel and Keck take census of the invisible Universe

    GPS NEWS

    Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF

    LAUNCH PAD

    SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF

    EARTH OBSERVATION

    Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image

    IRON AND ICE

    Heliophysics Nugget: Sungrazing Comets as Solar Probes

    SPACE SCOPES

    SOFIA Upgrades: Integrating Telescope Onboard Command and Control Systems

    MOON DAILY

    NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

    When the first stars blinked on

    Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system

    New galaxy census highlights importance of starbursts

    Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought

    Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal

    Safe Driving on Mars

    Sea Launch Delivers the EUTELSAT 70B Spacecraft into Orbit

    Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch

    Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars

    SES And ESA To Collaborate On Electra To Develop First All-Electric Small/Medium Sized Satellite Platform In Europe

    KVH Provides 60 percent More Capacity for EMEA Region of mini-VSAT Broadband Network

    New Crew of ISS to Perform Two Spacewalks

    'Dark Core' May Not Be So Dark After All

    N. Korea completes installing rocket: report

    NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

    First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras

    Civil Space 2013 Symposium

    Ancient Mars May Have Captured Enormous Floodwaters

    NASA Announces Multi-Year Mars Program With New Rover In 2020

    Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border

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